What happens when you support preschool children to experiment with audio?
In this instance, preschool children in a preK class were exploring recording their own voices into an audio app on an iPad. Listen to how the preschool age children experiment with making sounds, saying words and eventually even rhyming. They were very interested and excited about this activity and their ability to record just their voices. Audio is an interesting way to document children and it’s often less invasive than video.
This was recorded in one of the preschool classrooms at the rbKids child care program several years ago. At the time, many of the classrooms were working on a project that involved making audio recordings in the classrooms. The rbKids program is a workplace based child care that operates several infant-toddler classrooms as well as a group 30 months to school entry and multi-age child care program. It is based in Burnaby, BC.
Jane Boyd was the main child care consultant who worked with the planning and design team for the project. She also consulted on the initial 5 years of operation of the program.